Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
Rangers (Federal National Parks)
Sites Officers (Aboriginal Land Councils)
Aboriginal Development Officers (Catchment Management Authorities)
Mining and Environmental Assessment Officers
Cultural Heritage Officers and consultants
Culture and Heritage Officers (National Parks)
Field Workers (NSW National Parks and Wildlife)
Aboriginal Tour Guides
Pathways into the qualification
Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:
some vocational experience working on Country or in Aboriginal cultural keeping places with Traditional Owners, Cultural managers, Aboriginal Land Councils, or Aboriginal communities but with no formal qualifications
completion of the Recognise Aboriginal Cultural Sites Skill Set, or attendance and participation in Indigenous Leadership programs or other relevant non-accredited training
This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.
Pathways from the qualification
Further pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, the Report on Aboriginal-Cultural Sites Skill Set.
Additional qualification advice
This qualification applies to all Aboriginal-sites workers. Cultural beliefs and practices vary across locations and communities however and in some situations non-Aboriginal learners may not be able to access the cultural knowledge and/or materials required to achieve competency in some of the core cultural units. This applies when restrictions are applied to non-Aboriginal people gaining access to cultural knowledge, material or sites. In these situations the Registered Training Organisation will have to make alternative arrangements for learners that are still consistent with delivery and assessment requirements.
Note: The delivery and assessment against core cultural units must comply with Community protocols and be carried out in consultation with and in participation with Traditional Owners and/or Elders and custodians of that specific Country.
There are eleven units of competency which require
delivery and assessment in accordance with Aboriginal cultural protocols, cultural knowledge copyright considerations and Aboriginal lore/law restrictions, and
an appropriate cultural authorityâ€™s involvement and participation in the training and assessment task. [This may be a Traditional Owner and/or Cultural Manager and/or Cultural Knowledge holder and/or Custodian.]
It is essential that this requirement be respected and implemented in the delivery and assessment of these units to ensure cultural integrity in the qualification is maintained and to guarantee cultural authenticity and quality control around the delivery of training and assessment for Aboriginal-sites workers.
There are further details in the Evidence Guide for these units.